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Our Vision

     "Engaging Minds, Inspiring Hearts, Pursuing Excellence"


Our Mission

     The mission of McAlester Public Schools is to join the home and community in developing educated and responsible citizens.


McAlester Public Schools has a long tradition of excellence, starting with the first high school graduating class in 1903. Our graduates have gone on to achieve significant positions,  such as:  United States Congress Speaker of the House of Representatives; Governor of Oklahoma; Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice; Five Star General; as well as many renowned alumni in the fields of professional athletics, art, music, business, and education. Following in their footsteps, the graduates of 2018 were awarded over $5 million in scholarships.  Of the 100 Oklahoma Academic All Staters selected annually by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence since 1990, twenty-four have been McAlester High School Seniors.  

  • In 2010, MHS students celebrated both a State Championship in Girls Basketball and State Runner-Up in Softball.
  • "The Pride of McAlester" MHS Marching Band has received eleven State Sweepstakes Awards in the past thirteen years.
  • All three MPS Early Childhood Centers have been recognized as Great Expectations Model Schools.
  • The average ACT Composite Score for the 2018 MHS graduating class is above both state and national averages.
  • Three MPS Teachers have been named finalist in the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year competition since 2006.
  • In 2014, one of our Principals won the Terrel H. Bell Award, a national award only received by a handful of principals each year.
  • Edmond Doyle Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2014
  • Advanced degrees are held by 26.9% of the MPS faculty. 
  • Former MPS Superintendent, Dr. Lucy F. Smith, is a member of the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame.
  • MPS boasts of ten individuals who are members of Oklahoma Coaching Halls of Fame.

Contact Information

McAlester Public Schools
200 E Adams
PO Box 1027
McAlester, Oklahoma 74501
Phone: 918-423-4771
Fax: 918-423-8166

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